"Mother of Earth" as written by and Jeffrey Pierce....
I've gone down the river of sadness
I've gone down the river of pain
In the dark, under the wires
I hear them call my name

I gave you the key to the highway
And the key to my motel door
And I'm tired of leaving and leaving
So, I won't come back no more

Oh, my dark-eyed friend
I'm recalling you again
Soft voices that speak nothing
Speak nothing to the end

Oh, Mother of Earth
The blind they call
But, yet stay behind the wall
Their sadness grows like weeds
Upon my thighs and knees

Oh, Mother of Earth
The wind is hot
I tried my best, but I could not
And my eyes fade from me
In this open country


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"Mother of Earth" as written by Jeffrey Pierce

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    General Commentshame no one's heard of these guys...jlp was a genius in his own twisted beautiful way.

    the song is pretty fitting to me especially as it is the last track on the Miami album. i think the singer (JLP) is at the end of his journey. he's a traveling dude, moving from town to town and he knows first hand the seedy underbelly of Americana for better or worse. hes been along the highways and the seediest motels along the interstates. the song is more or less an epitaph to the album itself. the album is filled with songs about an America that is tucked away and unnoticed (intentionally?) by the mainstream. the singer is lamenting that all the efforts to bring attention their way has come to nothing. lonely people on the lonely road mean nothing in the greater scheme of things so its time to ride off into the western sunset...

    RIP JLP
    mr.von December 09, 2008   Link

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